Pac-12 links: Former Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour heads to Penn State

» Just a month after stepping down (or being forced out) as Cal’s athletic director, Sandy Barbour parlayed an uneven tenure in the Bay Area into a bigger job at Penn State — one that will pay her $700,000 per year.

» Stanford’s Josh Huestis went to the Oklahoma City Thunder as the 29th overall pick in the NBA draft, but will head to the D-League rather than sign his guaranteed rookie contract. Grantland’s Zach Lowe explains why.

» Gary Payton II has arrived on the Oregon State campus, where his famous father’s enormous shadow still looms.

» Washington coach Chris Petersen insists he likes to have fun with his staff and players, even if he doesn’t have a reputation for it. He also imposes a 10 p.m. curfew for coaches to leave the office.

» Following sexual assault investigations at Providence and Oregon, Brandon Austin’s next landing spot is Northwest Florida State College.

» Utah quarterback Travis Wilson was cited for alcohol at a Tim McGraw concert.

» Colorado assistant Rodney Billups, younger brother of former NBA All-Star Chauncey, still reminds his players how badly their season ended.

» Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez: “It’s harder to be a defensive coordinator now than it’s ever been in the history of the game.” But the Wildcats’ unsettled quarterback battle could make them a reprieve for those beleaguered coordinators.

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